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Thread: Brookside dyers, Sketchley / Johnsons, Hinckley, May 2009

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    thought i would have alook at this place myself today but as i was about to turn into the little pull in road next to the main gates.there was a man sittin in the guard box so i just thought id leave it and maybe things had changed there now! o another wasted trip


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    Great report there, does this factory back onto the railway line? If so I used to pass this on the train often. I love those lights, dig that 70's feel
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N04/

    The revery alone will do, if bees are few.

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    Part of the site became Brookside Dyers and finishers which closed sometime in the 90's and the other half was Sketchley Industrial dry cleaning.

    After Brookside Dyers closed Sketchley took ownership of the entire site until Johnsons Apparalmaster took over and eventually closed it down after relocating.
    This is innacurate.

    The brookside dyers section had been the dying part of Skecthley. Sketchley stopped dying when the hosiery trade dwindled, and sub let to Brookside dyers. When that too closed that section lay unused. I explored that 4 or 5 years ago and it was in a state then, so it must have closed in the 1990's...
    Get over yourself!!

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    Update on the Sketchley site - RIP Sketchley, RIP Hinckley











    Last edited by Midland Red; 11th Dec 09 at 15:07.

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